YORK, Pa. -- While most people take time for themselves on their day off, the people of York County took time to help others instead.
United Way's annual "Day of Action" is the largest volunteer event for York County. Teams of volunteers spend the day completing projects across York which help local non-profits and government agencies.
This year's "Day of Action" was held on Friday. About 900 volunteers participated in the event; 100 more people than last year.
YWCA also took part in the effort to give back. The organization held a "splash day," where kids were able to sing songs, draw chalk pictures, and play games.
Volunteer Rayah Harris says, "I really wanted to help all these kids and see how good they are and have fun with them."
Not only do the volunteers get the satisfaction of helping their community, but United Way sets up a Volunteer Picnic, featuring free food and giveaways, for them.
"It makes me feel great. This is such a great community and we are just glad we are able to put on a program like this and people are taking advantage of it," says United Way Executive Director, Bob Woods.
More than 60 organizations benefited from Fridays's event. United Way encourages everyone to continue volunteering and improving the lives of York citizens.